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District Readiness to Support School Turnaround: A Guide for State Education Agencies and Districts, 2nd Edition
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District Readiness to Support School Turnaround: A Guide for State Education Agencies and...

This updated document guides state education agencies and districts in assessing a district’s readiness to support school turnaround initiatives.
Education Budget Strategies for Challenging Times: How California School Districts Are Addressing the Silent Recession
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Education Budget Strategies for Challenging Times: How California School Districts Are Addressing...

This paper describes how districts throughout California are addressing these financial challenges. The paper draws from research literature and interviews with business leaders from school ...
English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives
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English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives (Consensus Study...

This book examines the research on English language learners' learning, teaching, and assessment in STEM subjects, and provides guidelines on how to improve learning outcomes in STEM for these ...

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics

Administrators Matter in NGSS Implementation: How School and District Leaders Are Making Science Happen
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Administrators Matter in NGSS Implementation: How School and District Leaders Are Making...

Learn how site and district administrators in several K–8 school districts in California are making critical contributions to the implementation of NGSS.
Engaged and Learning Science: How Students Benefit from Next Generation Science Standards Teaching
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Engaged and Learning Science: How Students Benefit from Next Generation Science Standards Teaching

Learn how a diverse population of students are benefiting from their districts’ participation in the Early Implementers Initiative, a four-year initiative created to help eight California school ...
Framework for Leading Next Generation Science Standards Implementation
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Framework for Leading Next Generation Science Standards Implementation

This new framework provides insight into the full array of what leaders need to know — and be able to do — to lead Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) implementation, from inspiration and ...